The Simpsons

The Fat and the Furriest - S15-E5

Factual error: Homer creates a giant sugar ball by making a normal sized cotton candy on a paper cone, and then coating it with liquid caramel. The cotton candy holds its shape and Homer continues to expand it with more cotton candy and caramel. However, cotton candy dissolves very quickly and tears apart easily. Between the weight and moisture content of the caramel, the original cotton candy would have immediately melted and/or collapsed.

DavidK93

The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - S15-E14

Factual error: When the SEC guys break up the poker game they arm their guns in the same manner you would with a shotgun (there is even the shotgun cocking sound effect) yet they are M-16 style weapons and would not need to be armed this way.

Tobin OReilly

Smart and Smarter - S15-E13

Factual error: The tongue Lisa sleeps on in the museum isn't anatomically correct. It shows the bitter and sweet taste buds as being side by side on the surface of the tongue. In reality, different taste buds are not in specific places on the tongue. I wouldn't normally complain, but this is supposed to be in a museum.

David Mercier

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Factual error: On the castle where King Henry VIII is supposed to live, the flags at the top have the pattern of the English flag, being a + shaped cross on a coloured background, but it should be a red cross on a white background. Instead it's a white cross on a blue background. Those are the colours of the Scottish flag, but England and Scotland were separate countries at that point in history. And the cross on the Scottish flag is an X shape rather than a + shape anyway.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction from seasons 2-20 (1991-2009). When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage. (00:01:50)

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Homer's brain: It's simple, just use reverse psychology.
Homer: Reverse psychology? That sounds too complicated.
Homer's brain: Alright, don't use reverse psychology.
Homer: Alright, I will!

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Trivia: The Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

Kara

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.

Xofer

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